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Enhancing urban youth participation in Indian democracy: Significance and pathways
Jul 04, 2023

Enhancing urban youth participation in Indian democracy: Significance and pathways

India must unleash its youth power to strengthen its core democratic principles by prioritising their enhanced participation in politics and democracy

How will recent tensions impact India’s Tsentr 2019 participation?
Aug 27, 2019

How will recent tensions impact India’s Tsentr 2019 participation?

New Delhi’s expected involvement amid recent tensions with some other participants will make for interesting dynamics.

India’s Participation in the NSG: Capturing the Debate
Apr 27, 2015

India’s Participation in the NSG: Capturing the Debate

The paper examines how the Nuclear Suppliers Group has evolved over the years and the role the Group defines for itself. It also attempts to provide a more nuanced understanding of the consequences of India's NSG-membership.

Promoting female participation in urban India’s labour force
May 11, 2023

Promoting female participation in urban India’s labour force

The workforce participation rate of India’s women is significantly lower than that of the men; and amongst the women, the employment levels of urban women are lower than those of their rural counterparts. Using the findings of the 2018 Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), released in 2019, this brief provides an overview of the current state of female labour force participation in urban India. It analyses data on vocational training and employm

Russia Suspends Its START Participation
Mar 02, 2023

Russia Suspends Its START Participation

The future of strategic arms control faces a host of problems, from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s growing nuclear forces to the challenging geopolitical landscape.

The link between education and participation of women in politics
Jan 29, 2022

The link between education and participation of women in politics

The gender disparity in politics indicates the need to promote education amongst women, thus, enabling greater political participation

The Road to Inclusive Democracy: Measuring the Political Participation of Women in India (1951-2019)
Jul 20, 2023

The Road to Inclusive Democracy: Measuring the Political Participation of Women in India (1951-2019)

This paper analyses historical trends in women’s participation in Indian democracy as voters, contestants, and legislators, using data on state assembly elections between the first one in 1951, and 2019. The paper finds that India is witnessing a strengthening of its democracy as measured in terms of an unprecedented growth in the political participation of women in these three roles. In these 73 years of Indian democracy, the turnout of women

Women and STEM: The inexplicable gap between education and workforce participation
Jan 24, 2024

Women and STEM: The inexplicable gap between education and workforce participation

India could be a STEM powerhouse if only it can ensure its female STEM graduates are retained in the workforce

Women’s Reservation Act: An imperative for women’s greater political participation
Oct 16, 2023

Women’s Reservation Act: An imperative for women’s greater political participation

Women's reservation in national and state legislatures is historic as it paves the way for much-needed political participation of women in Indian poli

A special task for India’s first full-time woman FM
Jul 04, 2019

A special task for India’s first full-time woman FM

In the coming budget, concrete ideas of increasing women’s participation in the workforce should be included. There has to be an increased allocatio

Accelerating the pace of India’s defence research
Jul 23, 2022

Accelerating the pace of India’s defence research

Expanding participation to other stakeholders and cultivating linkages with other countries’ R&D are two ways by which India hopes to stimulate defe

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress
Oct 05, 2023

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress

India’s female workforce participation remains paltry and calls for an urgent review of India’s policies and schemes related to women’s empowerm

Afghan presidential elections: Implications and the road ahead
Apr 16, 2014

Afghan presidential elections: Implications and the road ahead

The voluminous participation by the Afghans in the elections, in which all major candidates asserted their desire to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US, does not bode well for the Taliban, which describes signing of the BSA as "a huge crime".

ASICS report and the 10 instruments of urban change: An analysis
Dec 05, 2023

ASICS report and the 10 instruments of urban change: An analysis

India’s urban challenges are too deep and systemic to be fixed through a few tactical stabs. A long-term strategic view of urban transformation is n

Biohacking and regulations: The evolving landscape of human enhancement
Sep 18, 2023

Biohacking and regulations: The evolving landscape of human enhancement

Although biohacking offers opportunities for improved health, it raises significant ethical and safety concerns that need to be addressed via state re

Boosting demand in the Indian economy: Role of formal and inclusive labour markets
Aug 06, 2020

Boosting demand in the Indian economy: Role of formal and inclusive labour markets

Reviving the economy will require addressing the two major challenges — of a rising informal labour force, and slackening demand.

By detaining Farooq, the centre signals its contempt for Kashmiri representation
Sep 18, 2019

By detaining Farooq, the centre signals its contempt for Kashmiri representation

In pushing J&K leaders out of the spectrum of political participation, the Centre is inching closer towards making an internal colony out of the erstwhile state.

Can govt let private sector take lead on growth?
Dec 02, 2019

Can govt let private sector take lead on growth?

Bringing the private sector centre-stage requires a sea change in the manner of its participation and its role in nation-building.

Cities for Women: Taking stock of gender-sensitive urban planning and design
Dec 22, 2020

Cities for Women: Taking stock of gender-sensitive urban planning and design

Gender-sensitive planning will help mitigate adverse and unequal impacts — and build resilience.

Decoding Trump: How far does US actually carry NATO in the Baltics?
Aug 17, 2016

Decoding Trump: How far does US actually carry NATO in the Baltics?

A Donald Trump presidency could change the status quo of American participation in the NATO if his campaign statements are to be believed.

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma
Mar 07, 2024

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma

Despite the rise in women's participation and representation in politics in recent decades, further sustained efforts to remove the persisting structu

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide
Jun 21, 2017

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide

Africa is facing a digital divide. Access to the internet and related digital services is low, and in most countries, the supporting regulatory framework is not in place; nor are the necessary data and logistics infrastructure. At the same time, there are various examples of e-commerce success stories across the continent; and the wide use of mobile phone technology has created many new opportunities for African entrepreneurs and consumers alike.

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges
Jan 31, 2024

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges

India’s 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which empowered local self-governments (Panchayati Raj Institutions) and reserved one-third of electoral seats in these bodies for women, has elevated women’s participation in rural governance. India is among the foremost countries for women’s participation in local governments, with over 1.45 million women shaping local decision-making. Women leaders are a critical link between local governance, s

Equitable access for the education sector in a pandemic-stricken India
Jun 17, 2020

Equitable access for the education sector in a pandemic-stricken India

A pandemic-stricken India frantically grapples with a jolt to an education system that is seemingly ill-equipped to handle the transition to distance

Even after 20 years, Decentralisation still remains a challenge
May 04, 2013

Even after 20 years, Decentralisation still remains a challenge

Mere constitutional creation of new political space would not become the answer to the growing demands for inclusion and participation in the countryside. For substantive democracy to become a reality, Centre and States need to show willingness to share powers (3Fs).

Evolving trajectory of US aid to Ukraine
Apr 13, 2022

Evolving trajectory of US aid to Ukraine

Is US using aid to avoid any direct participation in the military conflict while garnering popular support at home for backing Ukraine?

From multilaterals to multinationals: Provision of global public goods
Dec 19, 2018

From multilaterals to multinationals: Provision of global public goods

The debate on the extent of private participation covers not only public goods within a country but also global goods that transcend boundaries: c

From Rio to Paris: India in global climate politics
Dec 24, 2017

From Rio to Paris: India in global climate politics

This paper analyses India’s participation in more than two decades of global climate politics. India has transitioned from a protest voice on the fringes of global climate policy to one that is actively shaping international efforts to combat climate change. Analysis of the drivers behind India’s negotiating positions on climate change thus far has focused on the competing motives of equity and co-benefits, which has however been insufficient

Gender and the Gig Economy: A qualitative study of Gig platforms for women workers
May 24, 2023

Gender and the Gig Economy: A qualitative study of Gig platforms for women workers

Despite the unprecedented growth of India’s gig economy and possible benefits to women service providers, little attention has been paid to the hurdles faced by women in pursuing gig work. Indeed, gig work has witnessed similar gendered division as has been evident in traditional work, and has not led to a direct increase in Female Labour Force Participation (FLPR) in India. This brief examines the existing literature on the problems faced by w

Gender attitudes in India: Changes in the 21st century
Mar 07, 2024

Gender attitudes in India: Changes in the 21st century

Despite significant strides towards equality, traditional perceptions of gender roles still influence many aspects of life, from educational opportuni

Gender in the Waterscape: Creating Economic Ripples in India’s Labour Markets
Dec 13, 2023

Gender in the Waterscape: Creating Economic Ripples in India’s Labour Markets

This paper assesses the gendered division of labour for household-level domestic service activities, of which water management remains a primary component, across Indian states and the various dimensions of gender that are relevant in this context. Women have traditionally played an essential role in water management at the household level, devoting a significant share of their day to related unpaid domestic service activities. Such engagements o

Gender Parity in the Entrepreneurship Cycle in Kenya
Jun 06, 2022

Gender Parity in the Entrepreneurship Cycle in Kenya

Gender disparities in Kenya’s entrepreneurship cycle are a manifestation of both the historical marginalisation of women and the structural barriers limiting equal participation in the economy. Recent progress in the legal framework has been suboptimal in closing the gender gaps, as seen in the persistent inequalities in formal employment and the high concentration of unlicensed women-owned enterprises in the informal sector. The inequalities a

Gendering the G20: Empowering women in the digital age
Jun 28, 2017

Gendering the G20: Empowering women in the digital age

Women make up a majority of the four billion people excluded from the digital economy. Policy narratives assert that the digital economy has the potential to transform the world of work. Conversely, there are concerns that the existing ‘digital divide’ within and across nations will simply exacerbate existing social inequalities and reinforce gender hierarchies. G20 member states have repeatedly committed to bridging pervasive gender gaps in

Hitting the sweet spot of demographic dividend
Mar 07, 2024

Hitting the sweet spot of demographic dividend

Fostering women's participation in the workforce is a cornerstone towards achieving not only a more equitable world but also promoting economic effici

How women can change the world
Mar 16, 2020

How women can change the world

Women participation in work force in a more “equal world” is a pillar of development that can help reconcile the “irreconcilable trinity.”

https://www.orfonline.org/research/no-childs-play-the-enduring-challenge-of-creating-child-friendly-cities/
May 15, 2023

https://www.orfonline.org/research/no-childs-play-the-enduring-challenge-of-creating-child-friendly-cities/

Child-friendly cities’ is an emerging concept in the urban management sector in many countries across the globe, including India, where it complements government schemes that aim to develop India’s urban spaces as centres of human capital development, knowledge hubs, and drivers of growth and prosperity. These flagship missions include, for example, the Smart Cities Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMR

Inclusive digital policies are key to mould women leaders
Apr 01, 2024

Inclusive digital policies are key to mould women leaders

The digital revolution opens new avenues for women's economic participation, however, to ensure true inclusion, this revolution must be steered by gen

India as a partner in triangular development cooperation: Prospects for the India-UK partnership for global development
Aug 10, 2023

India as a partner in triangular development cooperation: Prospects for the India-UK partnership for global development

riangular cooperation is a growing trend in India’s global engagement. The term refers to development cooperation in which traditional aid donors work together with Southern partners to address challenges in developing countries. Largely absent from this type of cooperation in the past, India has gradually become a more visible partner. The current government’s endorsement of triangular cooperation in joint statements with key partners, as we

India slips on gender equality
Dec 27, 2019

India slips on gender equality

There has been a large decline in the labour force participation of women.

India's Demographic Dividend: Where are the jobs?
Apr 11, 2013

India's Demographic Dividend: Where are the jobs?

With the labour force participation rate expected to rise significantly in the coming years in India, it is imperative that the government formulates a common policy on business development and regulation. India's high economic growth story cannot be taken for granted.

India's NSG membership questions NSG-NPT relationship
Oct 04, 2014

India's NSG membership questions NSG-NPT relationship

The talk on India's participation at the Nuclear Suppliers Group has initiated a discourse on the future of the Group, with particular reference to the Group's relationship with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Indian Ocean Dialogue 2014
May 09, 2014

Indian Ocean Dialogue 2014

Observer Research Foundation, with support from the Ministry of External Affairs, hosted the Indian Ocean Dialogue 2014. The event witnessed participation of delegates from the far corners of the Indian Ocean and beyond, capturing the vastness and diversity of the region.

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women
Mar 07, 2024

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women

Increasing women’s participation in the skilled labour force has enormous potential for India’s sustainable transition towards clean energy

India’s growing defence diplomacy footprint
Mar 08, 2022

India’s growing defence diplomacy footprint

India's participation in multilateral naval exercises such as 'Milan' bolsters India's growing soft military power

India’s ‘Look Far East’: The Vladivostok moment in Indo-Russian relations
May 26, 2020

India’s ‘Look Far East’: The Vladivostok moment in Indo-Russian relations

This paper explains Russian co-option of India into the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) at a high level of participation in September 2019 and the range of agreements involved. It argues that the co-option was the result of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dissatisfaction with the economic outcomes so far for the Russian Far East of “northeast Asian regional cooperation.” Moscow related this behaviour to skewed priorities of East Asia’s �

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea
Oct 25, 2016

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea because it meant a wider awareness and participation with India’s neighbouring countries minus Pa

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress
Mar 12, 2024

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress

‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. This is a clarion call with particular resonance for India given the barriers to women’s economic participation. Imagine the extraordinary economic tailwinds that can be generated for India if these barriers are dismantled and women have access to capital and technology and supportive public policy frameworks